Your Daily Horoscopes for Saturday, May 9th
We might believe that more information can bring us closer to the truth today. Mental Mercury’s current visit to noisy Gemini encourages us to gather more data, but unresolved contradictions keep cropping up. Mercury’s contentious square to nebulous Neptune blurs facts while the earthy Capricorn Moon reminds us to favor direct sensation. The Moon’s shift into intelligent Aquarius at 7:21 pm EDT helps us find clarity.
(Mar 21 – Apr 19)
You are a quick learner and thinking on your feet enables you to be quite comfortable in situations that would make anyone else uneasy. However, you may get your signals crossed today and make a rash decision based on a misunderstanding. Reality isn’t as black and white as you expect; it’s possible to see a lot of shades of gray. Acknowledging your lack of certainty lessens the pressure you might feel now. Instead of running with one of your spontaneous ideas, it’s wiser to take your cues from others. You don’t always have to be the leader of the pack.
(Apr 20 – May 20)
You might not be able to make too much sense of recent events and have trouble shaking off a belief that you should know more than you do. You may have suffered during an emotional encounter, yet it’s crucial now to concentrate on the present moment instead of the past. Don’t look back; channel your energy into communicating your current perspective instead. Being practical works best for you, but don’t shut out a good idea just because you can’t back it up with solid facts. Sometimes faith is all you really need.
(May 21 – Jun 20)
You feel like a pendulum swinging one way and then the other. If you have been too serious these last few months, you might be tempted to overcompensate today and show a more happy-go-lucky side. However, ignoring reality is not a smart strategy, even if you deserve to escape into your imagination. Indulging in a bit of fantasy can be emotionally healing now as long as you also acknowledge the importance of current events. The good news is that walking in two worlds comes naturally to you Twins.
(Jun 21 – Jul 22)
Someone might be all over your case about your work or a relationship. But you don’t really want reminders from people who don’t know all the facts. You know exactly what you must do; your problem is that you currently lack the concentration you need to finish the job. If your willpower is flagging now, rest assured that you will have more energy in the days to follow. Although denial isn’t a permanent answer, kindly asking others to back off today gives you time to find a solution on your own.
(Jul 23 – Aug 22)
People seem to have a lot to say today, but you may be so enchanted with your own world that you don’t have the energy to connect with everyone else. However, in the spirit of friendship, you might take time to listen to someone’s story, but it only serves to distract you from your inner work. Fortunately, you don’t have to close yourself off completely from those you love in order to be true to yourself. Follow both paths at once; inspiration can be found anywhere you go.
(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
Your thorough analysis usually enables you to make the best-informed decisions, but your thinking might be a bit too convoluted today for your own good. Rational Mercury flourishes when it has good data as its disposal, but your logic is somewhat confused by dreamy Neptune. You can swiftly turn even the most basic facts into subjective stories and the most accurate perceptions into impressionistic paintings. Once you accept that everything in life is illusory now, you will be able to be spontaneous and enjoy yourself in the present moment.
(Sep 23 – Oct 22)
Unfinished projects at work or home weigh heavily on your mind, especially if you have more obligations than you can meet today. There’s no reason to waste your precious energy fretting about things you can’t change if the demands being made on your time are unrealistic. Your fantasies may send you into a tailspin of doubt, but don’t let them drive you to distraction. Rather than getting caught up in your fears, continue to demonstrate your competence without second-guessing your decisions. A positive attitude produces the best results.
(Oct 23 – Nov 21)
Although your perceptions are instinctively on point, you’re likely to take them to a deeper and darker place than needed. Your imagination may run wild now and you could spend too much time lost in fantasies without conscious limits. No matter what, don’t let your nagging worries turn into all-encompassing compulsions. If you find yourself obsessing over too many strange ideas, pull your energy back into the real world through physical activity or direct engagement with others. Flights of fancy are fine as long as you remember when it’s time to return to Earth.
(Nov 22 – Dec 21)
You may continue to experience pressure to take care of lingering financial matters today. Or, perhaps, you might derive considerable benefit from reevaluating what you have to give to others. Either way, be realistic about what you value and what you are worth. You are being offered a very small margin of error now; there’s no room to fool yourself. A mistake in judgment will likely cycle back to haunt you pretty quickly, so take your time and get it right. Finding peace of mind is priceless.
(Dec 22 – Jan 19)
There’s no reason to set your sights so high today that you set yourself up for failure. Even if you have time to focus on your goals, you still cannot accomplish everything you want. Part of your current dilemma stems from the wide gap between reality and fantasy, with little ability to distinguish between the two. The fact is you are a human being, possessing irrational emotions that can’t help but affect your thinking. Lighten up and grant yourself temporary permission to daydream — even if it negatively impacts your productivity. Exploring your imagination is the first step to understanding your heart.
(Jan 20 – Feb 18)
Although you might be unable to keep your mind from wandering today, your unexpressed thoughts can teach you exactly what you need to know. However, you must be totally honest with others and tell them you are not in the mood for socializing now. Sharing your truth prevents anyone from expecting more from you than you can give. There’s no need to fear the dark corners of your brain, for they hold the keys to the most amazing lights of inspiration.
(Feb 19 – Mar 20)
You wish you didn’t have so many commitments today because you’re not interested in engaging in lighthearted conversations upon command. Nevertheless, it’s not wise to postpone an event because you’ll probably feel more inclined to participate once you get there. You don’t have to fake a pleasant attitude; if you are in a serious frame of mind now, just be exactly who you are. Others will appreciate your honesty and integrity, making you grateful that you don’t have to hide your true nature when among your friends.